fruit trees in containers (attn. fruitnut)
I was wondering if it would be wise to purchase a few fruit trees to grow in containers with the goal of putting them in ground within the next year or two ( I rent now, and am planning on buying a house) Fruitnut I have seen that you grow in containers I am wondering if there is a time limit on having them in containers, I do know you can pretty much grow anything in a large enough container, however for the sake of my back and with the goal of being somewhat mobile enough for one person to handle I was wondering what size container could work I have few that are 24" in diameter and approx 24" deep they taper a bit toward the bottom. The real trouble here is hot weather in the summer I live in Peoria, AZ zone 9b we are regularly above 100- 110f from early May until October I can shade the container if this would help. I was planning on possibly a Fuji apple, a peach, a plum, and pear and any advice on varieties would help, I know I have to beef up the list to add pollinizers as well.